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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Oct 29, 2019


Ten Ways We Can Thrive As A Highly Sensitive Person, aka HSP

Special 1 Year Podcast Anniversary Episode



Solo Episode



On the One Year Anniversary of this podcast launching, I talk about 10 different ways that I have grown, and how this relates to being a Highly Sensitive Person, aka HSP. I talk about perfectionism, being of service, naming things, asking for help & support, feeling the fear and being brave and courageous, authenticity, connecting, accepting challenges and living a fuller life. A special thank you to each and every listener!




  1. Embracing imperfection
  2. Being of service
  3. Naming things
  4. Showing up when it’s hard in a way that honors our needs
  5. Asking for help and support
  6. Feeling fear and being brave and courageous anyways
  7. Expressing ourselves authentically and vulnerably
  8. Connecting
  9. Accepting challenges
  • Living a fuller life


  • What I’ve learned in this past year podcasting
  • When we have a message to share, it is more important to get it out there, then to wait until it’s perfect
  • The world may never hear our message
  • Done is better than perfect
  • Naming things is one of the most powerful things we can do
  • We let ourselves know that what’s going on is important
  • It creates room for change
  • It allows for acceptance
  • Often just showing up is enough—even when we don’t feel like it
  • If we’ve experienced Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) or have parents who are Emotionally Immature, it may be harder to know that we’re supposed to need help
  • Interdependence is healthy
  • It’s ok to resist asking for help, and we can do it anyway
  • We might be surprised by how much help we receive
  • Feel the fear and do it anyway; this creates courage and being brave
  • It can be scary allowing ourselves to be seen
  • We may receive criticism or unsolicited feedback, but we may also get all kinds of amazing support
  • We just need to show up and be ourselves; the people who are supposed to be in our lives will be attracted to us
  • It’s normal to compare ourselves with others. We can notice, and refocus on what we have to offer
  • 30 day podcasting challenge changed my life
  • NadPodPoMO—National Podcast Post Month with Jennifer Navarrete
  • This is how I discovered doing bonus episodes
  • This podcast is heard in 87 countries
  • The goal was to have 50K downloads by 10/29. On 10/25, there are over 60K downloads
  • I’ve released 105 episodes
  • Thank you to my husband, Steve Young, my mom Judy Winkler, Laura Carr, Jen Perry, Dara Hoffman-Fox and Selma Bacevac




Patricia Young works with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) helping them to understand their HSP traits, and turning their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate the amazing gifts they have to offer. Patricia works globally online with HSPs providing coaching. Patricia also facilitates online groups for HSPs that focus on building community and developing skills (identifying your superpowers, boundaries, perfectionism, dealing with conflict, mindfulness, embracing emotions, creating a lifestyle that supports the HSP, communication and more).




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Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson